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Boone County, Indiana

Organized in 1830, frontiersman Daniel Boone is this county's namesake

County Seat: Lebanon

Largest City: Zionsville (2019 population: 28,357)

Population per Square Mile: 160.42

Square Miles: 422.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)56,641270.9%6,484,192
Today (2019)67,843241.0%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*74,654231.0%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today19.8%2 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration5468 3,997
Net International Migration7220 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)295131.6%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,347236.4%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)13,2752219.6%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)5,231267.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)17,5732325.9%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)18,0752426.6%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)9,3422713.8%16.1%
Median Age38.1  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone184330.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,284143.4%2.6%
Black Alone1,424262.1%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone25360.0%0.1%
White62,8092492.6%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups1,117241.6%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic65,6862496.8%92.7%
Hispanic2,157293.2%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)24,64526100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,6211726.9%18.6%
Married Without Children8,4272634.2%29.9%
Single Parents1,850277.5%9.5%
Living Alone5,3932621.9%28.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2019 (estimate)27,99226100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)26,54426100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
18,9052571.2%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$222,5002  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,7402621.6%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$7843  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 12,548231.1%1,111,333
Public12,548211.2%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)42,286271.0%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher93.6%3 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree48.3%2 25.9%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2018$73,5312156.0%47,149
Median Household Income in 201885,8762154.1%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20185.4%9141.5%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.2%9129.7%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201923510.4%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20191,966570.3%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,389480.5%507,739

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017770260.9%82,170
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017515290.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force36,450241.1%3,387,366
Employed35,553221.1%3,275,056
Unemployed897280.8%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate2.58875.8%3.3
May 2020 Unemployment Rate6.78956.3%11.9

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work42,474100.0%$2,067,269100.0%$48,671
Wage and Salary31,91275.1%$1,449,54170.1%$45,423
Farm Proprietors5011.2%$22,6251.1%$45,160
Nonfarm Proprietors10,06123.7%$280,14413.6%$27,845
Farm7001.6%$30,6141.5%$43,734
Nonfarm41,77498.4%$2,036,65598.5%$48,754
Private37,68388.7%$1,789,24186.6%$47,481
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,3885.6%$52,6312.5%$22,040
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7101.7%$10,7990.5%$15,210
  Construction2,8586.7%$206,52210.0%$72,261
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,2565.3%$133,6026.5%$59,221
  Information5401.3%$35,9711.7%$66,613
  Manufacturing2,9006.8%$178,4978.6%$61,551
  Professional, Tech. Serv.3,5448.3%$201,8809.8%$56,964
  Retail Trade3,9479.3%$139,4926.7%$35,341
  Trans., Warehousing7,11916.8%$346,83916.8%$48,720
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)9,334*22.0%*$331,445*16.0%*$35,509*
Government4,0919.6%$247,41412.0%$60,478

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed748100.0%100.0%$173,606$4,988,366
Single-Family50667.6%73.1%$150,934$4,298,385
2-Family243.2%1.6%5,592$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family21829.1%24.6%$17,080$615,228

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Boone County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Advance5140.8%
Jamestown9001.3%*
Lebanon16,06523.7%
Thorntown1,5732.3%
Ulen1260.2%
Whitestown9,09213.4%
Zionsville28,35741.8%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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